Texas Christian University Welcomes Its Youngest Freshman Ever!

By Meera Dolasia on August 31, 2013

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On Monday, August 26th, over 1,500 freshman made their way to Texas Christian University's beautiful campus for the first day of a four-year journey, one from where they will all emerge as adults. The only exception? Carson Huey-You who will not even be eligible to drive when he graduates because he happens to be only eleven years old!

What's even more amazing is that the University's youngest student ever, was only ten-years old when he was accepted. And while it may surprise all of us, it doesn't seem to faze Carson or his family. His mother says she realized that she may have a unique child when the young boy started reading chapter books at the age of two. By three the then homeschooled genius had mastered basic math concepts like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

When he turned five, his mother decided to enroll him in a private school. But instead of heading to kindergarten he went straight to eighth grade. By the age of ten, the school as well as Carson's mother decided that that he may be ready for University. Given that the young boy was graduating from Grapevine's Accommodated Learning Academy with a 4.0 GPA and had scored a cumulative score of 1770 on his SAT with a 620 in math, there was very little the dean of admissions at Texas Christian University could argue about. Of course the fact that the young boy was assertive in his interview, did not hurt either.

As you have probably guessed, the young boy who dreams of becoming a quantum physicist and earn his Ph.D. before he turns 20, is not wasting this opportunity with easy classes. His roster for the first semester comprises of calculus, physics, history and religion. The young boy who speaks almost fluent Mandarin Chinese and is a self-taught pianist, has also joined some school clubs. And incase you think that the Carson is all work and no play, the Minecraft fan loves to hang out with his friends and play basketball and football. He also loves MythBusters and is an avid Star Wars fan!

But if you think all these achievements result in Carson getting special treatment at home, think again. His mother is quite accustomed to hanging around geniuses, because believe it or not, her younger, seven-year old son also happens to be one. Already in eighth grade, he is on the track to become a freshman in less than five years, just before he turns 13 - Pretty amazing!

Resources: austin.culturemap.com, news.yahoo.com

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  • avery14786
    avery14786Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8:27 am
    I wish i was that smart. But i still have a way to go
    • loooticWednesday, March 25, 2015 at 3:30 pm
      • kid600
        kid600Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 5:39 pm
        Wow i wish i did that
        • luis10154
          luis10154Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 11:30 am
          awesome kid
          • bookworm9
            bookworm9Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 2:24 pm
            What a smart kid! At five in jump into 8th grade is pretty impressive!!!!!!!!!!!
            • fundeeThursday, March 5, 2015 at 2:28 pm
              hes going to be a mad scientist
              • bookworm9
                bookworm9Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 2:25 pm
                Are you saying that as a negative or a positive? I really hope you mean it in a positive way!!!!
                • percabethlolz
                  percabethlolzWednesday, March 25, 2015 at 6:42 pm
                  I agree!! (hey bookworm love your user) but...mad scientists are cool...
              • rwf202Friday, February 20, 2015 at 10:35 am
                whats he gonna be like as an adult... *_*
                • bookworm9
                  bookworm9Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 2:27 pm
                  The most intelligent person ever!!!!!!!!! He might become the next Albert Einstein....
                • zzWednesday, February 11, 2015 at 3:41 pm
                  • toedrag42Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 9:40 am
                    he`s smarter than the young genious, geuss that make`s this inpossible too
                    • ts1989
                      ts1989Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9:26 am




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